Amanda Oates, Executive Director of Workforce

Name: Amanda Oates

Position: Executive Director of Workforce

Date of Appointment: 1 August 2013

Membership of Board Committees:                       

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Performance, Investment and Finance Committee
  • Quality Assurance Committee


  • Previous experience as HR Director at two other NHS trusts and as board director since 2008
  • Delivered significant improvements in HR and L & D and led the team to win the national HR team of the year at the 2013 HPMA Awards at the Walton Centre NHS FT
  • Spearheaded a regional Health and Well Being initiative through the development of the NHS Games, and gained recogniton both regionally, winning the Health and Well Being Leader Award at the NHS Leadership  Academy Awards in 2012, and the nationally, at the HPMA awards in June 2013
  • Elected member of the Cheshire and Mersey side Local Workforce Education Group and a member of the HR Network Chairs  group
  • Joined the NHS in 1998 from the private sector as a Graduate Trainee.
  • Winner of the NHS NW HR/OD Director of the Year in 2011 and a finalist in the HPMA HR Director of the Year in 2013.


  • BA (hons)
  • MSc Strategic HRD
  • F.C.I.P.D

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